Brain Injury Month

Brain injuries are fall-related damage to the brain through impact to the head or penetration of sharp objects. National Brain Injury Awareness Month raises awareness of the significant cause of brain injuries and eliminates the stigma for those with brain injuries.  There are two types of brain injuries; Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) and Traumatic Brain […]

Patient Safety Awareness Week

Patient safety is a public health concern, as everyone interacts with the health care system. Every detail matters when it comes to providing the highest quality care that is safe and error-free. Patient Safety Awareness Week aims to acknowledge the steps needed to improve patient safety while recognizing the work already being done to protect […]

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is celebrated annually on March 8th. It is a global holiday that celebrates the many achievements and contributions women have made. It is also a call to action for gender inequality within our society. Today we celebrate the many women who helped and continue to break down barriers to end gender bias […]

Honoring Social Work Month

March is Social Work Month, a time that recognizes the dedication and empathy social workers deliver while providing services to those in need. Social workers provide support to people of all backgrounds, in our communities. They guide us through the obstacles and help lift us out of the potholes. Social workers provide a voice for […]

American Heart Month

During American Heart Month, we raise awareness of the risks of heart disease and remember those we have lost to it. The most common form of heart disease in the United States is coronary artery disease (CAD), which occurs when the arteries that supply blood to the heart become hardened and narrowed due to a […]

Therapeutic Recreation Month

Recreational therapy uses activities such as music and crafts to stimulate and improve overall health. This type of therapy has been found to have social, physical, and cognitive benefits. Recreation coordinators work alongside physicians and other health professionals to help patients with physical, emotional, cognitive, or social impairments. Recreational Therapists help individuals improve their range […]

Tinnitus Awareness Week

Tinnitus Awareness Week is observed the first full week of February as a way to educate individuals of its causes, symptoms, and effects. Tinnitus is commonly referred to as a “ringing in the ears,” and is the perception of sound when there is no real noise. Most individuals state they experience the sound of buzzing, […]

Health and Wellness

February marks Black History Month, a time to honor achievements by Black Americans and their role in US history. This year’s theme is Black Health and Wellness to recognize the legacy of scholars and medical practitioners. Black Health and Wellness not only includes one’s physical body but also emotional and mental health. This month, we […]

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

Cervical Cancer is when cancer cells arise in the cervix. According to the National Cancer Institute, more than 14,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer. January was declared Cervical Health Awareness Month to raise awareness and increase education in preventative methods such as regular screenings.

Thyroid Awareness Month

The thyroid is located in the neck and consists of a small butterfly-shaped gland. The gland influences the function of important organs such as the brain, liver, heart, and kidneys. Its most important function is to make hormones that travel in the blood to control your metabolism, digestion, and regulate body temperature. January recognizes Thyroid […]